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Jack R. Tarvin
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"That would be great, Jack. We were banging our heads together just the other day trying to come up with a picture of him. We still celebrate his birthday every year and mark his passing on that day too. He had a song he wanted us to remember him…"
Sep 7, 2016
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"Dave, yeah, I tried to find Jim just after he passed.  I wanted to invite him to a get together we were having in Fort Worth.  He and I were the Personnel Records clerks in 1968-69 for the 3d Herd at the Pond in Amberg, West Germany.…"
Sep 7, 2016
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"Jim Burgos is a greatly missed member here at Dragoon Base. He PCS'd to Fiddlers Green April 21, 2013."
Sep 7, 2016
Harry Warner left a comment for Jack R. Tarvin
"Hello Jack, you recently posted a photo with a group of guys you were stationed with.  One of those is Jim Burgos.  Jim was one of the early members of the Oldtimers group, and we were never lucky enough to get a photo of him.  Jim…"
Sep 7, 2016
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Personnel Section 3d Herd 2d ACR 1968 AmbergStanding L to R: TJ. Westgate,???, ???, Dave Cowden,Ed Paquette, Jack Tarvin, William Merrifield. Kneeling L to R: Jim Burgos, Pete Taylor, ???, Jacinto Saucedo.
Sep 6, 2016
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"Wolfgang, Go to Amazon and type in my name or Ed's.  The book is there, but be careful there is another book with a simillar title.  Just look for us by name there to be safe.  And, don't forget to email me at…"
Sep 6, 2016
Wolfgang Follman left a comment for Jack R. Tarvin
"Jack; where can I purchase a copy of the book that you and Ed wrote? Wolfgang"
Sep 6, 2016
Wolfgang Follman left a comment for Jack R. Tarvin
"Jack; Thanks for the kind words.I was very surprised to see this picture which I remember when it was taken,that's a lot for this old man. Due to a fire years ago I lost all pictures and records of my 13 years in the Army,especially my tree…"
Sep 6, 2016
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"Should have known, being a 2d Cav picture!"
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"Marty, Thanks for your kind words on the book.  Really appreciate you reading it.  It was a fun project.  when we started losing guys, I thought I better get it down on paper in honor of them, and all the people who served on…"
Sep 6, 2016
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"Dave, It ain;t coffee."
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"Wp;fgang, It is you and we have several other photos of you scattered about our group.  We just had a reunion of mostly the Personnel Section of of the 3d Herd 67=69.  Ed Paquette, Dave Cowden, Jacinto Saucedo, Mike Noftsger, and me in…"
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"Jack , I believe that the second guy from the left,middle row is a picture of me. I had the eye patch on the right eye and mustache. Wolfgang Follman,E-6 in this picture."
Sep 6, 2016
Rick (Sgt. Marty) Martin left a comment for Jack R. Tarvin
"Morning Jack. I have been reading your book and I am seeing that things did not change much from the late 60's to the early 80's when I was at the Pond. Would love to have you check out our facebook page called Pond Barracks. We have a lot…"
Sep 6, 2016
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"Bruce thanks for your kind words. For more of same at www.jacktarvin.com and my email is jrtbjy@gmail.com. See ya on Fiddlers' Green"
Oct 11, 2015

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
3d Reconnaissance Squadron
Where were you stationed?
Amberg, West Germany APO NY 09114
What MOS or job description did you have?
71Hotel20
What was your rank/title?
Specialist 4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1968 1969
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I was assigned to the Personnel Section of the 3d Herd from January 1968-July 1969. The 3d Reconnaissance Squadron patrolled the Czech border from established border camps. During our deployment the Soviet Union invaded Czechoslovakia. I have published a book of our experiences on Freedom's First Line of Defense, titled, What Did You Do In the Cold War, Daddy? available on Amazon.
Tell us a little about you now.
I am retired and living in Arlington, TX. We maintain contact with the guys I was stationed with in the 3d Herd and we have periodic reunions. Our last get together was in October. 2014 in Haverhill, MA
Do you have a web site?
http://www.jacktarvin.com
Phone number (Optional).
8175383352
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Bennie Halliburton
Olin Wenrick
Guy Lombardo
Robert Schodrof
Jeff Schraeder

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At 4:15pm on September 7, 2016, Harry Warner said…

Hello Jack, you recently posted a photo with a group of guys you were stationed with.  One of those is Jim Burgos.  Jim was one of the early members of the Oldtimers group, and we were never lucky enough to get a photo of him.  Jim passed several years ago but we still have fond memories of him.  I notice you haven't joined us here at Oldtimers.  Please feel free to come on over.  If you have stories about Jim or other photos, please share them with us.  

At 10:52am on September 6, 2016, Jack R. Tarvin said…

Wolfgang,

Go to Amazon and type in my name or Ed's.  The book is there, but be careful there is another book with a simillar title.  Just look for us by name there to be safe.  And, don't forget to email me at jrtbjy@gmail.com.  I've got some things I'd like to pass on to you.

At 10:40am on September 6, 2016, Wolfgang Follman said…

Jack; where can I purchase a copy of the book that you and Ed wrote? Wolfgang

At 10:23am on September 6, 2016, Wolfgang Follman said…

Jack; Thanks for the kind words.I was very surprised to see this picture which I remember when it was taken,that's a lot for this old man. Due to a fire years ago I lost all pictures and records of my 13 years in the Army,especially my tree years at Pond.Those were very good years.

At 7:27am on September 6, 2016, Rick (Sgt. Marty) Martin said…

Morning Jack. I have been reading your book and I am seeing that things did not change much from the late 60's to the early 80's when I was at the Pond. Would love to have you check out our facebook page called Pond Barracks. We have a lot of fun and a lot of memories. We may have some members there that you may be able to reconnect with.

At 9:23pm on October 10, 2015, Bruce Gomez said…

Hey Jack I just finished your book and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed it.Even tho I was in Bamberg in 78 it some experiences never change no matter what year it is.You brought back a lot of memoriesfor me I forgot I had.

                                                                                           Thanks Bruce Gomez

At 6:32pm on February 14, 2015, nelson f wheatley said…

jack i sure would  i sit here all day and enjoy reading  i really loved my tour over there especially at pitman  just let me know what i need to do

At 6:10pm on February 14, 2015, nelson f wheatley said…

thanks jack  i'm just now able to get my self  back on the level  i've been having alot of ptsd problems but have found a good dr and he has really helped me out   thanks for asking me to be your friend   have been going through alot of stuff from the places i served in germany   hope to get and keep in touch with alot of the friends i had at Dachau  and at Crailsheim 

At 2:12pm on December 15, 2014, Jesse Kelley said…
At 2:00pm on December 15, 2014, Dave Gettman said…

Welcome to Dragoon Base, Jack.

Thanks for the tip on your book. I just ordered a copy.

Toujours Pret!

 
 
 

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